Saturday, May 14, 2011

Benefits of corn oil


Corn oil is rich in calories which is about 250 calories per ounce. Corn oil is cooking oil that is stable (resistant to ketengikan) because of the oil-soluble tocopherol. With winterisasi process, corn oil can be processed into salad oil and as byproducts are white butter (shortening). Salad oil plus salt and flavoring agent in the form of spices will produce mayonnaise. Sitosterol in corn oil have a function similar to cholesterol in animal fat, which can form deposits on blood vessel walls due to the ion Ca + +. The presence of essential fatty acids that can reduce the formation of Ca complexes with sitosterol, so that corn oil is much better when compared with other oil sources, especially when compared with the fat of animal origin.

In corn oil-soluble vitamins can also be used as non-food materials, such as drugs. Small amounts of crude corn oil or pure corn oil can be used in the manufacture of gunpowder, chemicals, insecticides, paint, varnish replacement, anti-rust agent and also used in the textile industry. Corn oil which has been in the sulfonation can be used as a tanner.
In the corn oil contained vitamin E is essentially supporting role as an antioxidant. Antioxidants play an important role to help the body fight free radical damage. Every day, we are exposed to a variety of free radicals, from pollutants, cigarette smoke and other toxins over time would endanger the health. Antioxidants help fight free radicals so that we are free from disease. In addition, antioxidants can help fight cancer and cardiovascular disease, two health problems most common. In addition, vitamin E helps nourish the immune system, and assist the process of DNA repair. Vitamin E is mainly found in nuts, vegetable oils and green vegetables.

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